Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Upstate versus Downstate (and TX and CA and...)

The Buffalo News reported Monday that Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s gubernatorial campaign has received about $6.4 million (or almost 16% of total receipts) from donors in 45 states outside New York.
In Spitzer, they see a rising star who as governor can affect the business climate in New York City, speak up for gay marriage, stem cell research, and abortion rights, and perhaps affect the partisan balance in Congress when New York redraws its House districts after 2010.
Upstaters may be most troubled by the numbers in News' article; contributors in the upstate region have provided slightly more at $6.7 million, which shakes out to 18 cents of every dollar collected by the Spitzer campaign.

Categories: General, Campaign Finance

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